03 August 2009 @ 08:39 pm
Fic/Fanart: The Mutant Problem [Peter Parker+cast of dozens] Spider-Man/X-Men movies (rated: teen)  
Fandom: Spider-Man/X-Men movies crossover
Characters: Peter Parker + cast of dozens
Rating: Teen(strong language)
Word count: 7900
Summary: Written for smirnoffmule in marvel_crossing.
Prompt: Jonah Jameson asks Peter to get some shots for a story on the "mutant problem."
Story Summary: A week after Black Tuesday's telepathic attack on the world, Peter Parker took some pictures for a story on "the mutant problem." Ten years later, he's still taking pictures. The only difference is his definition of "the problem."

The Mutant Problem
a photographic editorial by Peter Parker


ETA: Hello everyone! Thanks so much for reading and reccing this project. By some freak of nature it landed on Tor's "Of Interest" panel so, in the hopes of keeping NYT's very rich lawyers from coming down on my flat little heinie, I'll be adjusting some of the non-X-Men pictures. So if things look different or suddenly disappear in mid-read, that's just me doing some updating. Thanks again!

ETA, Jr.: Adjustments made, not that it's really noticeable unless you look for it. Paranoia assuaged.

ETA-3: Edits United: In response to the overwhelming number of visitors (HI EVERYONE! ZOMG! HI! HI!), I've edit a few embarrassing typos & inconsistencies. Peter Parker is now BSc Biochemistry, PhD Genetics. The Mutant Registration Bill received a second reading. Hank McCoy verbally spars with Stephen Hawkings. torsten_adair pointed out that NYTimes, grand old dame that she is, would never print obsceneties (see: Skids & Rictor). After looking through the NYTimes Manual of Style, I think I'm going to leave them on for this particular Op-Ed; Peter had a REALLY good argument for keeping the swearwords in. ;) The meta tags & URLs are also updated to reflect the content, not the source of the webpage layout (ie. most of the links go to the cast & credit page, not the NYTimes). If anyone sees any other inconsistencies, please let me know. Thank you all SO much again for reviewing and reccing.

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What's in a name?: Jean/Wandamuseofspeed on August 4th, 2009 07:34 am (UTC)
This was fantastic. zoe_chan linked me and I didn't realize it wasn't an actual NY TImes article until I got to the cast and credit page.
Katt: Marvel-vs-DC: Spidey and Batsxenokattz on August 4th, 2009 06:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks ever so! I just Right Click >Saved an actual NYT webpage and then adjusted it on Dreamweaver. Something they teach you in art school as a way to learn complex coding. It's digital tracing. *LMAO*
ayoobee: scott and firefly.alexiel_neesan on August 4th, 2009 09:07 am (UTC)
That is... awesome. And awesome doesn't even begin to describe it. It's fantastic, and I had troubles believing it wasn't a real page until I saw the dates and credits, and I feel kinda bad for Peter and the gallery is ... it's so them!

So uh, awesome. Fantastic job and it must have taken hours and thanks for sharing.
Katt: XM: Wee!clopsxenokattz on August 4th, 2009 06:01 pm (UTC)
Awww, thank you so much! The one who took the longest time was Victor. Finding scales that with the right lighting was a bit of a pain and I'm not sure I'm entirely happy with it but it's the best I can do. I'm glad you enjoyed their little stories! :D
Jonathan Andrew Sheen: Leviathan meets the Incredible Hulkleviathan0999 on August 4th, 2009 10:45 am (UTC)
This is just one of the most amazing Fic/Art pieces I've ever seen. Stunning!
Katt: Scott =  Malxenokattz on August 4th, 2009 06:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you so very much! It was fun to make.
Wychwood: X-Men - Storm heroinewychwood on August 4th, 2009 11:17 am (UTC)
This is *gorgeous*. I love all the pictures you've chosen, and the huge variety of mutant stories, and the introduction (oh, Peter). I love how clearly Peter comes through here, as well as the people he interviews. Amazing; thank you.
Katt: XM: Gambit impresses himselfxenokattz on August 4th, 2009 06:03 pm (UTC)
Thank YOU very much for taking the time to read it. Peter really has a good position as an observer because he's not a mutant but he's not exactly "normal" either. And, really, he's just a NICE guy.
Slightly obsessedresolute on August 4th, 2009 11:50 am (UTC)
This is stunningly, amazingly good.
Katt: XM: Rogue - is a ladyxenokattz on August 4th, 2009 06:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you kindly!
bewize: Xmen: Icemanwizefics on August 4th, 2009 12:05 pm (UTC)
*SQUEES*

OMG, you finished it! I'm so glad that your computer is working again, because it would hav been a travesty not to share this with the world.

This is amazing. Seriously, amazing! I am only part way through it, but I had to stop and come and tell you how brilliant it is! BRAVO!
Katt: Marvel-vs-DC: Ironman deflowers a drinkxenokattz on August 4th, 2009 06:06 pm (UTC)
I'm glad I finished it, too! *L* I'm so glad the desktop is the only one with Photoshop 'cause if I'd lost all those manips on the laptop, I would've just sobbed my heart out. Thanks SO much for modding this ficathon. It brought so so much creativity not only from me but everyone who participated. I can't wait to see what'll happen next year with more Marvel Movies out. ;)
Artaxastra: blueartaxastra on August 4th, 2009 12:18 pm (UTC)
This is just amazingly fantastic! Brilliant! I'm out of superlatives, because this is just amasingly wonderful! Wow! What a lot of work, and what a beautiful project!
Katt: XM: Summers - New Overlordsxenokattz on August 4th, 2009 06:07 pm (UTC)
Aww, thanks ever so for the superlatives! The prompt just pulled the project out of my head as soon as I read it; at least half the credit should go there.
TSB: Marvel - Pick A Cardsecond_batgirl on August 4th, 2009 01:15 pm (UTC)
That is AMAZING. Wow. I just. WOW.
Katt: XM: Rogue - is a ladyxenokattz on August 4th, 2009 06:09 pm (UTC)
Hee! Thanks! That's a goodly amount of capslock there.
Kattakattahj on August 4th, 2009 01:15 pm (UTC)
Completely amazing. Very in character for the ones I knew, and interesting for the ones I didn't.
Katt: Marvel-vs-DC: Ironman deflowers a drinkxenokattz on August 4th, 2009 06:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks very much. The X-Men have always had great little life-stories and it was fun to translate that onto movieverse.
Barbara: Peter in Costumehtbthomas on August 4th, 2009 01:32 pm (UTC)
EPIC EPIC EPIC. I'm not even done with it and I've saved it to Delicious and recced it on Twitter.
Katt: Scott =  Malxenokattz on August 4th, 2009 06:10 pm (UTC)
Awww! Thank you so very, very, VERY much! That's so nice of you!
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handyhunter: scott bemusedhandyhunter on August 4th, 2009 02:08 pm (UTC)
WOW. That is incredible. Just...wow. <3
Katt: Marvel-vs-DC: Spidey and Batsxenokattz on August 4th, 2009 06:11 pm (UTC)
:D Cheers and <33 right back atcha.
Cait (Aife, Pwca, whathaveyou)xianghua on August 4th, 2009 02:13 pm (UTC)
I'm only partway through reading (and I will add a more detailed LOC later) but OMFG YOU ARE CRAZY AMAZING.
Katt: XM: Gambit/Rogue - The Listxenokattz on August 4th, 2009 06:12 pm (UTC)
Well, CRAZY definitely. *L* Thank you kindly. I'm glad you're enjoying it so far.
lonelywalker: layke: fragilelonelywalker on August 4th, 2009 02:19 pm (UTC)
OMG! This is amazing. Beautifully done.
Katt: XM: Wee!clopsxenokattz on August 4th, 2009 06:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It was a fantastic prompt to work with.
Marcus L. Rowlandffutures on August 4th, 2009 02:22 pm (UTC)
Saw this recced. Absolutely amazing, a wonderful idea. You could expand it indefinitely, adding more articles linked from that front page.
Katt: XM: Gambit impresses himselfxenokattz on August 4th, 2009 06:15 pm (UTC)
Oh, gawd, don't tempt me. *L* I actually had a couple other mutants that I thought to include but on reflection, they weren't the type to get photographed. Thanks for giving it a read!
st_aurafinast_aurafina on August 4th, 2009 02:26 pm (UTC)
OMG. Oh, my God. This is amazing. The detail, everything, it's the most gorgeous thing. And heart-breaking. I will be reading this for days.
Kattxenokattz on August 4th, 2009 06:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you so very much! I'm glad you're enjoying it at least as much as I did making it. Mutant as a metaphor for fill-in-your-minority is a great theme to play with and with the movieverse's emphasis on reality, it was a really easy jump to make.
Devil Doll: winner!devildoll on August 4th, 2009 02:28 pm (UTC)
This is amazing.
Katt: Marvel-vs-DC: Ironman deflowers a drinkxenokattz on August 4th, 2009 06:17 pm (UTC)
:D Thank you kindly!
Sophomore Hipster: Cable politicsbats_eye on August 4th, 2009 02:44 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's terrific. Peter's story about Doug, and Rictor and just all of it. So good.
Katt: XM: Wee!clopsxenokattz on August 4th, 2009 06:23 pm (UTC)
Peter and Doug would be the kind of nerds. All nerds bow down before them. ;) Rictor's story came to me as soon as I saw that picture of Gael Garcia Berna. Funny how that works; for most of them, I look for a picture to fit my story.

Thanks ever so for giving it a read!
kalikalichan on August 4th, 2009 03:09 pm (UTC)
FANTASTIC and recced here in my journal. Seriously blew my mind.
Kattxenokattz on August 4th, 2009 06:24 pm (UTC)
Wow, thank so much for the rec! I'm so glad you enjoyed the read. :DD
olansamuelle: smile ppmjolansamuelle on August 4th, 2009 03:31 pm (UTC)
wooooohooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
General: gold, this is gold. I enjoyed it so much that I stopped writing my initial comment and took my time for a review-while-reading thing.
My usual: your writing, bla,bla, bla...I don’t want to be repetitive. You know what I already like about your fics.

Specifics:

The layout, added comments and links ...the whole package...for whatever amount of time and effort you put in this, my proporcionate THANKS and CONGRATULATIONS.

Casting: great. All pictures are perfect choices. I specialy liked Kurt’s manip in the cloister, very fitting.

The idea seemed lovely to me. It’s original, and you kept yourself true to the concept: succint writing expected for the (newspaper) framework you chose, and also with a wide range of writing possibilities using all those characters. It seems to me that character development (in just a few lines) is one of your fortes.

Texts:

Pete: I L-O-V-E-D it. If I were to choose something, it’d be the last paragraph. It wraps up the text beautifully and it invites the reader to think beyond the written lines.

As for the characters I know/I’ve read/seen in the movies, my faves: Kurt (I just...loved it), Pietro/Wanda (nice contrast), Hank (priceless), Charles (I read him like three times, very appropriate), Emma (Don't those investors want a return for their money? Emma smirked. "No." need I say more? this one was great.), Rogue/Bobby (better than I expected before reading, don’t ask me why, I don’t know. The manip on Rogue’s hair is great), Pete’s take on Scott; Alex and Ororo.

"Most popular": little things improving the whole. They made me want to find an expanded article behind each of them. Each. Of. Them.

THIS WAS GREAT AND AWESOME AND GREAT AND AWESOME....AND GREAT AND AWESOME.
thanks. :)
Katt: XM: Gambit/Rogue - The Listxenokattz on August 4th, 2009 06:27 pm (UTC)
Re: wooooohooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I can't take completely credit for the idea; smirnoffmule came up with the prompt. As soon as I read it, the whole idea for hte project just RUSHED into my head. :D That's how I knew it was going to be fun. A lot of work, but fun.

Thank you as always for your very detailed reviews. Like I've said before, it helps me figure out what works and what doesn't, and it's very satisfying to read especially when you've work long and hard. So THANK YOU greatly.
inathunderstorm on August 4th, 2009 04:10 pm (UTC)
This is BRILLIANT. I love it!!
Katt: Marvel: Cable/Deadpool = OTPxenokattz on August 4th, 2009 06:27 pm (UTC)
^_^ Thank you kindly!
kelly1_watxmkelly1_watxm on August 4th, 2009 04:18 pm (UTC)
This is stunning!!!

<3 I can't even begin to love this enough! Just the level of detail and character insight and thought you put into this! <3<3<3

Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant!
Kattxenokattz on August 4th, 2009 06:29 pm (UTC)
Awww, thank you so much! I really lucked out that many of the actors & actresses I had in mind had photographs that worked with the story I intended to tell. With some of them, I didn't have a story until I saw a picture. It was a very fun piece to make and I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks again!
gabriellagabby_silang on August 4th, 2009 04:31 pm (UTC)
I love this so. Much. I can't even. Sunfire's pride, and Emma, and Wanda and Pietro, and everything. DOUG OMG.

I can't even. I am so happy you did this, thank you so much for doing this. Really, really, really awesome and well done.
Katt: Scott =  Malxenokattz on August 4th, 2009 06:31 pm (UTC)
Heee! Thanks ever so! I'm so pleased you took the time to read the whole damn monster. :D
Lois: LS :: Kala :: Feels Like Flyingkalalanekent on August 4th, 2009 04:34 pm (UTC)
This is too much awesome for one hand, love. I'm just astounded by the amount of work you put into this. This is serious dedication.

And, nope, I didn't miss my little Jodelle there. ;)

I could go on for hours about how badass this is, but it condenses down to just one word: brilliant.
Katt: XM: Gambit/Rogue - The Listxenokattz on August 4th, 2009 06:34 pm (UTC)
Awww, thank you! It's only partly dedication though; the rest is procrastination and dorkiness. ;)

And using Jodelle Ferland was SO unintentional. I did a search for likely characters and her face appealed to me because she has such big, expressive eyes (that I would manip off -_^). The longer I looked, the more familiar she became and then I went, "HA! IT'S KALA!"

So OF COURSE I had to cast her.
tyrillina: sheer gleetyrillina on August 4th, 2009 09:34 pm (UTC)
Good grief. It's stuff like this that make me so very glad that the internet exists.

Some of my favorites would be Pete, as utterly calm as ever , fighting back in his own way. Emma Frost - no explanation needed. Warren complaining about washing his wings. Ororo! Scott! (I really like how bright his glasses are against the rest of the photo.) Peter geeking out about Hank. Because. it's. Hank!

Pure win on a golden platter. With fudge and a side of awesome.

Katt: XM: Gambit/Rogue - The Listxenokattz on August 4th, 2009 10:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you kindly! The movies emphasized the personal stories as much as the sexy action. Likewise the first 2 Spiderman movies (haven't watched the third). So it was quite natural to delve into the little stories in this prompt. I'm glad you enjoyed it!
chimosachimosa on August 4th, 2009 10:24 pm (UTC)
Omg this is probably the most wonderful amazing thing i've ever seen in my life!!
Katt: Scott =  Malxenokattz on August 4th, 2009 11:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! It was a pleasure to make so I'm glad you enjoyed it. :D
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